Professional Profile

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Gutierrez Nibeyro, Santiago Daniel

Clinical Professor, Veterinary Clinical Medicine
Service Head, Equine Medicine & Surgery
1008 W. Hazelwood Drive
263 Large Animal Clinic
M/C 004
Urbana, IL  61802


  • D.V.M. National University of La Plata (Argentina)
  • M.S. Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine


Professional Certifications

  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation

Academic Positions

Residency in Equine Surgery, Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center

Research Interests

  • The study of novel treatments for horses affected by foot injuries
  • The use of MRI to detect and characterize musculosketal injuries
  • Lameness in sports horses and their related musculoskeletal injuries
  • Minimally invasive surgical procedures (arthroscopy, endoscopy and laparoscopy)
  • Trans-endoscopic laser upper-airway surgery
  • Gait analysis


show listBiography

Dr. Gutierrez-Nibeyro graduated with honors from the National University of La Plata (Argentina) in 2001. After graduation, he worked in private practice in Argentina and Indiana. He completed rotating equine internships in private practice (Alamo Pintado Equine Medical Center) from 2003 to 2004 and in academia (Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center) from 2004 to 2005. Following the completion of his internships, Dr. Gutierrez-Nibeyro fulfilled an equine surgery residency at Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center in 2008. Dr. Gutierrez-Nibeyro also pursued and completed a MS in medical treatment of foot pathologies diagnosed with magnetic resonance imaging at the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Gutierrez-Nibeyro earned board certifications in equine surgery (2009) and equine sports medicine and rehabilitation (2014). 

show listTeaching Statement

Teaching and learning in the medical field is a dynamic process where both parties involved should strive for academic excellence and superior patient care. Reaching these goals will ultimately improve animal health care and promote our profession.

show listCourses Taught

  • "Joaquin B. Gonzalez" Award given by the La Plata Council to the 10 highest ranking students.
  • University of Illinois List of Excellent Professors, Fall 2009, Spring 2012, Spring 2013, Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Spring 2018, Spring 2019. 
  • Dr. Gordon and Mrs. Helen Kruger Service College Excellence Award 2020.


show listCourses Taught

  • General large animal surgery
  • Specialized large animal surgery
  • Advanced equine lameness
  • Current concepts in comparative surgery

show listProfessional Affiliations

  • American Veterinary Medical Association
  • American College of Veterinary Surgeons
  • American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabiliation
  • Veterinary Orthopedic Society

show listSelected Service Activities

  • Fellow of the College of Veterinary Medicine 's Teaching Academy 2009-2011.
  • ACVS Resident Credentialing Committee Member 2013-2017.
  • ACVSMR Resident Credentialing Committee Member 2016-2020.  
  • ACVS Program Compliance Committee Member 2018-2020.
  • Veterinary Surgery Journal Editorial Board Panel 2017-2020. 
  • ACVS Program Compliance Committee Director 2020-2025.


show listKey Words

Equine, surgery, orthopedic injuries, MRI